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Children’s Spirituality: What it is and why it matters

Do you long for children to have a deeper experience of the Christian faith? Then this book is for you! Written by a leading expert, this provides a highly accessible introduction to the topic of children’s spirituality: what it is, why it is important to nurture it and how to put spirituality first in your children’s work.

Mixing theory and good practice tips, it focuses on:

  • Childhood as a natural source of spirituality
  • Ways to help children value and express their spirituality
  • The role of Christian nurture and worship in early spiritual development.

Each chapter contains questions for discussion, and helpful suggestions for developing your practice are also included.

About the Author
Dr Rebecca Nye is author (with David Hay) of the groundbreaking The Spirit of the Child (second edition, 2006). She was responsible for bringing Godly Play to the UK and directed the Godly Play and Children’s Spirituality Project for Cambridge University Divinity School. Originally a psychologist, she has held research posts at Nottingham, Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin Universities and is now a consultant and lecturer in children’s spirituality.


‘A brilliant mix of thought provoking theology and challenging practical applications. It has changed how I see children and church.’
— Ben Mizen, Youth and Children’s Work Adviser, Diocese of Portsmouth

‘A powerful reaffirmation and exploration of the importance of childhood spirituality for the ministry and mission of the church, which will be welcomed by all working in this field.’
— Alister McGrath


Publisher : Church House Publishing (1 Jan. 2009)
Language : English
Paperback : 128 pages
ISBN-10 : 9780715140277
ISBN-13 : 978-0715140277
Dimensions : 14.81 x 0.66 x 21.01 cm


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